Sermon Archive : Jered Weber-Johnson

12/10/17 - Not What You Are Expecting

  Second Sunday of Advent   In A Christmas Carole Petersen, local actor Tod Petersen tells the story of growing up in Mankato, falling in love with acting, and wrestling with his mother Carole’s overly positive take on the Holidays. Tod recalls his first audition for the local Mankato theater, where he received a minor role in A Christmas Carol. As he describes in the voice of his mother Carole, […]

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08/20/17 - Persistence

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  Proper 15, Year A If you drive, as I have now had the privilege to do twice, the road from Kampala to the outskirts of Tororo, where the clinic Saint John’s help build is situated, you will notice two types of persistence. First, unless you are deprived of all your senses, your western, privileged, self will immediately become attuned to the persistence of poverty. In the air you will […]

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07/23/17 - Let Them Grow

Year A, Proper 11 I’ve never been a big fan of grass. If there were a way to allow my yard to return to prairie without offending the neighbors – or infecting their yards with weeds – I’d do it. But, somewhere in the past two years I must have resigned myself to the reality that I was the keeper of a yard full of grass. And, in accepting this reality, I […]

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07/02/17 - Sacrificing Our Sons and Daughters

Year A, Proper 8 The story of the binding of Isaac is, for me at least, and for many people of both the Jewish and Christian tradition, one of the most frustrating and least accessible pieces of Holy Scripture. It is undoubtedly one of the stories that leads the casual reader of scripture to wrongly believe that the God of the Old Testament was a god of wrath and judgment while the […]

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06/25/17 - Lose Your Life – Gain the World

Year A, Proper 7 David Eubank is an American, ex special forces who, until recently, lived in Mosul, Iraq with his wife and three children ages 16, 14, and 11. They are there as a part of a relief group he founded rescuing civilians, and providing basic relief in the form of medicine, shelter, and solidarity. Earlier this month a video of him working with the Iraqi military and rescuing a little […]

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